February 15, 2016
Launch of the Hooked on School Days

Last Wednesday, February 10th, the Table estrienne de concertation interordres en éducation (TECIÉ) and the Partners for Educational Success Estrie (Projet PRÉE) launched the 7th edition of the Hooked on School Days (HSD) in Estrie at Sherbrooke Elementary School before dozens of guests: students, parents, teachers, partners, elected officials, the media, etc. It was a chance to remind people that staying in school is everyone’s business and that the HSD represent an opportunity to mobilize the entire Estrie community around a priority issue for the region: the educational success of our youth.

Press release

Superheroes video

Superheroes: stories to share!

Everyone knows someone who has made a difference in his or her education or in that of a young person. You are invited to nominate these superheroes of perseverance (teacher, parent, intervention worker, principal, professional, business owner, elected official, etc.) and to share the stories of how they support school perseverance in your network, on your Facebook page or on your Twitter account, by using the hashtag #JPS2016.

On the JPSEstrie.ca website, you will find how to:
-    Contribute to this great tidal wave by sharing your superheroes’ stories.
-    Participate in this event by having the students experience the heroes of school perseverance theme.

Students meeting elected officials

Students from the various Estrie school boards were welcomed by different cities and MRCs of the region last Thursday and Friday. They used this opportunity to deliver the school perseverance flag to the elected officials who hosted them. These flags will be raised and will float in the sky over the next few days.

Schools that participated in this activity:
Plein-Cœur and Saint-Francis (Richmond), Masson and ADS (Danville), Sainte-Marguerite, Princess Elizabeth (Magog), Monseigneur-Durand and La Frontalière (Coaticook), St-Camille and Louis-St-Laurent (Haut-Saint-François), Notre-Dame-de-Fatima and Montignac (Lac-Mégantic).

Students from the Cégep and the University of Sherbrooke, five examples of school perseverance, will be honoured by the mayor of Sherbrooke, Bernard Sévigny and his municipal councillors during a city council meeting on the evening of Monday, February 15th to celebrate the Hooked on School Days.

Deviens Jeune reporter Contest

Organized by Radio-Canada through a partnership with the Hooked on School Days, this contest offers young people aged 13 to 20 the chance to experience life as a reporter with the Radio-Canada team. They will participate in every stage of developing of a news report on a given topic by doing the research, filming, writing, editing and presenting at the Téléjournal Estrie. The concept for the story must relate to Estrie and ideally, demonstrate the values of perseverance, commitment, involvement and going above and beyond at school, in Cégep or in the community. The winner will also receive an iPad mini 2. To participate, you must go to the ICI Estrie Facebook page.

Like us on JPS Facebook page

All news regarding the 2016 HSD can be found on the School Perseverance Estrie Facebook page.



The ParentEstrie.com website, launched by The Projet PRÉE as part of the HSD, offers a directory of resources for all parents. A virtual library to help parents support their child throughout their schooling.   

#JPS2016Show the school perseverance colours

The green and white ribbons are available, free of charge, in affiliated Uniprix pharmacies in Estrie (Sherbrooke, Magog, Coaticook and Valcourt). All are invited to wear it proudly, to take a picture of themselves wearing the ribbon and to share these pictures on their social media networks, using the hashtag #JPS 2016. Just one way to show your support for school perseverance!